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pre·cious met·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. precious metalnoun

    any of the less common and valuable metals often used to make coins or jewelry

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  1. precious metalnoun

    A rare metallic chemical element of high economic value, such as gold and platinum.

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  1. Precious metal

    A precious metal is a rare, naturally occurring metallic chemical element of high economic value. Chemically, the precious metals tend to be less reactive than most elements (see noble metal). They are usually ductile and have a high lustre. Historically, precious metals were important as currency but are now regarded mainly as investment and industrial commodities. Gold, silver, platinum, and palladium each have an ISO 4217 currency code. The best known precious metals are the coinage metals, which are gold and silver. Although both have industrial uses, they are better known for their uses in art, jewelry, and coinage. Other precious metals include the platinum group metals: ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, osmium, iridium, and platinum, of which platinum is the most widely traded. The demand for precious metals is driven not only by their practical use but also by their role as investments and a store of value. Historically, precious metals have commanded much higher prices than common industrial metals.

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  1. precious metal

    Precious metal is a term used to refer to rare metallic chemical elements of high economic value. They are naturally occurring, high in luster, and difficult to find. They are usually less reactive than most elements and have high melting points. The most commonly known precious metals include gold, silver, and platinum, often used for coinage, jewelry, and investments.

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  1. Precious metal

    A precious metal is a rare, naturally occurring metallic chemical element of high economic value. Chemically, the precious metals are less reactive than most elements. They are usually ductile and have a high lustre. Historically, precious metals were important as currency but are now regarded mainly as investment and industrial commodities. Gold, silver, platinum, and palladium each have an ISO 4217 currency code. The best-known precious metals are the coinage metals gold and silver. While both have industrial uses, they are better known for their uses in art, jewellery and coinage. Other precious metals include the platinum group metals: ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, osmium, iridium, and platinum, of which platinum is the most widely traded. The demand for precious metals is driven not only by their practical use but also by their role as investments and a store of value. Historically, precious metals have commanded much higher prices than common industrial metals.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of precious metal in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of precious metal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  1. Sir. Barron Qasem II:

    The most valuable precious metal I know of is knowledge.

  2. Finance Director Den Jones:

    We are just starting employee consultations so it's difficult to say how many people, but we are looking at a couple of a hundred people and it's mainly in the Process Technology but also in the Precious Metal Products divisions.


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